Unmasking Brain Injury Project
The mission of Unmasking Brain Injury is to promote awareness of the prevalence of brain injury; to give survivors a voice and the means to educate others of what it’s like to live with a brain injury; to show others that persons living with a disability due to their brain injury are like anyone else, deserving of dignity, respect, compassion and the opportunity to prove their value as citizens in their respective communities.
The Unmasking Brain Injury Project is an international movement. Started and coordinated by Hinds’ Feet Farm in Huntsville, North Carolina, USA, Unmasking Brain Injury was inspired by work being done with military veterans using masks. To date, more than 847 masks have been created in 3 countries.
This year we have partnered with the Ontario Brain Injury Association (OBIA) to launch an incredible project to promote a heightened awareness of brain injury, to give survivors a voice and the means to educate others of what its like to live with a brain injury.
All across the province, those participating agencies, like ours, have been given masks for their members (survivors and caregivers) to artistically express their experience with ABI. These masks will be unveiled at a community reception in Sarnia, on June 1st, to publicly recognize Brain Injury Awareness Month. Supplies will be provided. Throughout the months of April and May, we will work together in small groups to complete the masks. If you are interested in more information, you can access the founding website of this project at www.unmaskingbraininjury.org.
We would like as many masks as possible to be completed for this project. Your help and feedback in planning for the June 1st Community Open House will be appreciated.
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The Brain Health Network
The Brain Health Network is a body of 16 neurological organizations that represent individuals with brain diseases, disorders, and injuries. Working together, the Brain Health Network supports development of shared programs as well as the identification of common needs and gaps in current services. The Brain Health Network serves as one voice, providing a stronger sense of community for people affected by brain diseases, disorders and injuries. Join us in our mission to improve the lives of those living with a brain condition, their families, and caregivers. Together we will provide leadership in collaboration, advocacy, research, and education surrounding brain health.
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